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Western Union and MercyCorps

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Mercy Corps CEO Neal Keny-Guyer and Senior Vice President Paul Dudley Hart discuss their organisation's partnership with Western Union to help individuals and families connect to key economic opportunities.

Vodafone and Safaricom Kenya: Extending the Range and Reliability of Financial Services to the Poor in Rural Kenya

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Kenya has fewer than 2 million bank accounts serving 32 million people. To bridge the gap, Safaricom Kenya, one of two mobile service providers in Kenya, developed a technological solution in partnership with Vodafone. The result was MPESA, an electronic money transfer product to make financial...

Partnerships allow Rural Finance Corporation to promote rural development in Moldova

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Rural Finance Corporation (RFC) is a non-bank for-profit financial institution that has been functioning on the financial market of the Republic of Moldova for 10 years. Its mission is to directly take action against poverty in Moldova and promote rural development, offering favorable financial...

Public-private partnerships provide microfinance to remote regions of Voronezh Oblast

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The Voronezh Oblast State Fund for Small Business Support (hereafter referred to as ‘the Fund’) in cooperation with a multitude of partners started in 2009 to provide microfinance services and mobile banking for micro-and small businesses in the remote regions of Voronezh Oblast. The...

Tengizchevroil identifies and facilitates loans at no interest to boost small business development in Kazakhstan

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In the 20 years since the dissolution of the former Soviet Union, Kazakhstan has experienced economic setbacks and increased poverty. One major hurdle to small business growth is lack of financing for loans. However, the Central Asian nation has attracted investors.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers provides mentors on Big Brothers, Big Sisters programme

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This video features a news item about a workplace volunteer mentoring programme in which PwC employees work with the Big Brothers Big Sisters NGO in New York City.

Allianz, UNDP and GTZ partner for a three-country study on Micro-insurance

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In 2006, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) approached Allianz to work together on a market potential study to analyse the demand, acceptability and affordability of microinsurance products.

Corporate charitable partnerships come alive with Five Talents

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Five Talents UK, a microfinance charity, has secured several corporate partnerships which have had a transformative effect.

WaterCredit Initiative: Connecting Micro-finance to Water and Sanitation

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The WaterCredit Initiative is an initiative of WaterCredit Partners, an organisation with a long history of providing grants to assist communities with water supply and sanitation (WSS) services.

Linking Traditional Banking with Modern Finance: Barclays Microbanking - Susu Collectors Initiative

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Susu collection, practiced for more three centuries in Africa, is an informal arrangement for mobilizing savings deposits from clients. Operators collect a predetermined installment of money from their client, daily or weekly. With about 4,000 active Susu collectors in Ghana and each serving...